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This page contains all the news items for the tag "Copyright" for the month of May 2011. To view all news items without being the current tag filter, please click here.

 

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Controversial PROTECT IP Bill Approved By Senate Judiciary committee

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PROTECT IP has passed through committee, but one senator has placed a hold on it for fear that the bill will "muzzle free speech" ... Read more ...
May
27
2011



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RIAA, MPAA Wants US 4th Amendment Suspended

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Probable cause and warrants are not needed, says the RIAA and MPAA when it comes to disc piracy ... Read more ...
May
26
2011



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20,000 New Users Added To Hurt Locker Lawsuit

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The US Copyright Group has just added 20,000 new IP addresses to the Hurt Locker lawsuit, making it the largest mass-piracy lawsuit in history ... Read more ...
May
26
2011



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ICE Seizes More Domains, Including Sites Not Hosting Pirated Content

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ICE seizes more domain names, including some websites which merely linked to already available content on video sites such as Megavideo ... Read more ...
May
24
2011



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UK Study: Politicians Influenced Too Much By Lobbying Over Copyright Issues

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A new report highlights the growing problem of political lobbying when it comes to copyright issues ... Read more ...
May
23
2011



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Google Stands Up To Proposed New Copyright Laws, Will Fight It All The Way

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Google's chairman says that the company will fight proposed copyright laws that will give the government increased powers to seize domain names, tamper with DNS, and force removal of search results ... Read more ...
May
19
2011



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DRM Protest Sees Nintendo Boss "Bricked"

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To protest Nintendo's harsh DRM, which threatens to brick 3DS consoles for those that try to modify it in any way, the Free Software Foundation is sending actual bricks to Nintendo ... Read more ...
May
19
2011



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French "Three Strikes" Monitoring Firm Hacked

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A company that is responsible for collecting user data for France's "three-strikes" system has had one of its servers breached due to lax security ... Read more ...
May
18
2011



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LimeWire Reaches $105m Settlement With Record Labels

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LimeWire has been forced to pay $105 million in damages to the RIAA, as the service and its founder are both found guilty of copyright infringement ... Read more ...
May
13
2011



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New U.S. Copyright Act Toughest Yet, Gives Corporations Governmental Powers

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Newly proposed U.S. copyright laws could see search engine results filtered, websites blocked by ISPs, and corporations given the same powers as the government ... Read more ...
May
12
2011



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Google Does Music in the Cloud, and Movie Rentals on YouTube and Android

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Google announces its music in the clouds services, YouTube rentals and Android movie rentals ... Read more ...
May
11
2011



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PSN Update: Still Down, Sales May Go Down, But OtherOS Back Up

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While Sony are still struggling to get PSN back and prevent a slump in PS3 sales as predicted by analysts, hackers have managed to successfully bring OtherOS back ... Read more ...
May
8
2011



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Mozilla Stands Firm Against ICE Bullying, Refuses To Remove MafiaaFire Add-on

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Mozilla refuses to honor ICE request to remove add-on that redirects seized domain names to alternate mirrors ... Read more ...
May
7
2011



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CNET Sued For Hosting LimeWire Software

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Film producers and founder of FilmOn takes on CBS and CNET for hosting the LimeWire software, and helping promote piracy ... Read more ...
May
5
2011



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US To New Zealand: We'll Help Write Your Copyright Laws, Pay For Copyright Crackdown

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Leaked Wikileaks cables show US heavily involved in influencing the copyright regime of New Zealand ... Read more ...
May
4
2011



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Sony: 25 Million More Account Information Stolen

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Sony announces more accounts have been hacked than originally thought, with data from 25 million more Sony Online Entertainment account also accessed by hackers in a separate, and earlier, breach ... Read more ...
May
3
2011



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Facebook's DMCA Screwup Targets Ars Technica

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Facebook's embarrassing DMCA error, after acting on fake DMCA notices, led to legitimate pages, including Ars Technica's page, to be removed ... Read more ...
May
1
2011



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Wikileaks Cables: US Pressuring Canada To Adopt Their Own DMCA

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Wikileaks cables show intense pressure on the Canadian government by the US government to adopt tougher copyright laws, and Canadian officials leaking sensitive information to help the cause ... Read more ...
May
1
2011